November 02 ,
02:00 PM -
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Center for the Arts, "The Alumni Show II" looks back at four decades of Wesleyan artists. Building on "The Alumni Show" held in November and December 2003 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the CFA, this exhibition features an entirely new selection of seventeen alumni artists. Their work spans a broad range of contemporary practice and media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, installation art, video art, performance, and films. The artists featured in this exhibition are Ian Boyden '95, Stephanie Calvert '08, Rutherford Chang '02, Nicolas Collins '76 MA '79, Renee Green '81, Raphael Griswold '06, John Hatleberg '79, Gabriela Herman '03, Elsie Kagan '99, Liz Magic Laser '03, Danielle Mysliwiec '98, Ed Osborn '87, Juliana Romano '04, Aki Sasamoto '04, Arturo Vidich '03, Stephanie Washburn '03, and Ben Weiner '03.
There will be a talk at 2:30pm by Guest Curator John Ravenal '81, P '15, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.
Special gallery hours on November 2 will be from Noon to 6pm, with the free event "We Buy White Albums" by Rutherford Chang '02 taking place from 2pm to 6pm. The public will be able to browse a collection of over 750 first-pressings of The Beatles' "The White Album" (1968), and sell copies to Mr. Chang. He usually pays up to $20 per copy, and also happily accepts donations of copies of the album. He has also created a new version of the album--which visitors can play in the gallery--by layering recordings from 100 albums in his collection over one another.
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Center for the Arts